Current Date

&DATE&

The current date is displayed. It is formatted according to the specifications found in the user master data. You can adapt this format to your own requirements by specifying a date mask (SET DATE MASK) or by using a country-specific formatting option (SET COUNTRY).

The current value for this symbol is taken from the SY-DATUM field. This value is not copied every time that the date is called, but only at the following times:

  • When printing starts (OPEN_FORM, PRINT_TEXT)
  • When symbols are replaced in the text editor
  • When a text is exported in the ASCII or RTF format
  • When the TEXT_SYMBOL_REPLACE function module is called (optional)